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January 28th, 2010, 23:06
A short message at The Witcher site says official information on The Witcher 2 will be revealed in March:
All those who cannot wait to learn more about the continued adventures of Geralt of Rivia will be happy to know that in March of this year we will hold a press conference during which we will officially present our newest production: The Witcher 2.
We will also divulge some details about the new technology created by CD Projekt RED for the specific purpose of producing The Witcher 2.
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January 28th, 2010, 23:06
Again, I hope to finish the original before #2 hits. I've got ADD, don't I?
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January 29th, 2010, 00:49
This is good news, sadly the Witcher 2 will take some time until it gets released but then again.. what a game the original was.. what a game.. i could wait a decade for a witcher sequel - as long as it turns out good.

Maybe i'm just crazy but i place the witcher next to my good old VTM:Bloodlines.
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January 29th, 2010, 05:30
Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
Maybe i'm just crazy but i place the witcher next to my good old VTM:Bloodlines.

You're not crazy, The Witcher was one of the best crpgs of the last Decade, at least in my opinion.
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January 29th, 2010, 06:26
Nope, not crazy. Both The Witcher and VtM: Bloodlines are outstanding games.

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January 29th, 2010, 06:36
Wait … is this an announcement for an announcement?

(also agree on Witcher and Bloodlines)

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January 29th, 2010, 12:36
Damn I read: "The Witcher 2 - Official RELEASE in March"… I was really excited there for a few seconds until I actually read the article.

The witcher was a great game but I never felt like I was in a live and breathing world. It felt very "moduled" with pretty small areas to explore and closed off sections that would open up later in the game. I hope they open things up a bit more for the sequel. Maybe give you 4 or 5 different areas to explore and do quests in and then if they *must* close things off later in the game when you've explored a bit more of the main quest.
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January 29th, 2010, 12:44
I'm hoping for less rigid terrain/open world as well as a character system with meaningful development choices. That, and a combat system less like Dragon's Lair.

Beyond that, the game seemed truly brilliant.
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January 29th, 2010, 12:49
In my eyes this game bears the task of bringing the medium in a new level of artistic expression. If it turns out like a common watered-down product of a company that suddenly 'makes it big' it will be one of the biggest disappointments in gaming history for me.
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January 29th, 2010, 13:22
Great news , TW was one of the very few linear cRPGs that i really enjoyed .
From the "leaked" videos we saw that Gerard can jump over stuff so hopefully game world will not be very limited or ending in fences .
I hope that they will keep "drunk" blurry vision and animation.
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January 29th, 2010, 18:18
I haven't been keeping up with this as I should, but does this:
We will also divulge some details about the new technology created by CD Projekt RED for the specific purpose of producing The Witcher 2.
mean a new game engine? I think the modified Aurora engine used in TW was one of the main problems with the way the accessibility of things was limited, if I'm not mistaken.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
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Incredible game. I agree about opening up the world more. I felt boxed in at times. The cities and towns were fine, for the most part, but the countryside and swamp were constricting.
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January 29th, 2010, 21:24
Originally Posted by magerette View Post
I haven't been keeping up with this as I should, but does this:


mean a new game engine? I think the modified Aurora engine used in TW was one of the main problems with the way the accessibility of things was limited, if I'm not mistaken.
Yes, I'm quite sure that I read somewhere that it's a completely new engine. Which gives me hope that the restrictions from Aurora are gone.
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January 30th, 2010, 00:34
I thought it was an above average RPG and nothing more.
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January 30th, 2010, 02:56
Originally Posted by Ashbery76 View Post
I thought it was an above average RPG and nothing more.

Thanks for that piece of enlightenment.
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January 30th, 2010, 04:42
Yeah, a new engine has already been revealed. I guess that old Aurora code was getting long in the tooth.

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January 30th, 2010, 05:00
Sorry to depart from Witcher 2 talk, but I'm curious about VtM: Bloodlines. I played VtM: Redemption when it first came out and — for its time — I loved it (especially the first "half" of the game). Those of you that mentioned Bloodlines as a fave, could you give me your opinion on Bloodlines "vs." Redemption? (In PM if you don't want to continue my derailing of this thread). Thanks!
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January 30th, 2010, 05:52
Bloodlines and Redemption aren't comparable. The only thing they really have in common is the setting.

Bloodlines is a first person game that uses the Source Engine. Don't expect Half Life 2 with RPG elements, though. It's not easy to explain why I (and many others) love Bloodlines so much. For $20 on Steam, it can be yours. Steam have had some good specials lately, though, bide your time and you may find it for sub $5. I got Psychonaughts for $2 the other day, bargain!
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January 30th, 2010, 06:40
great news, loved Witcher!
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January 30th, 2010, 19:12
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Yes, I'm quite sure that I read somewhere that it's a completely new engine.
Yeah, I think it was revealed amongst the general rumours when RotWW was canceled, though this might be the first time it's "officially" revealed. The engine is neither Aurora nor RotWW's engine, it's actually the one they intended to use with their third TW project (the one that was canceled first), I think originally TW2 was just going to use Aurora again (though with updates, including assets already finished that have now been ported to the new engine).

Don't know much about the engine other than that it's multi-platform, but it's probably safe to assume it'll outperform Aurora. Can't wait for the reveal in March!
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